Anyone have this and can comment on its performance? TIA
I've got this, and have had it for 8 months.
The WPS thing simply would not work. I had a real hard time setting it up, until I did a factory reset on it. It still wouldn't connect through WPS, but at least I could set it up quite easily through it's wizard interface.
It definitely made a noticeable difference with the wifi range, though it's not as good as I had hoped. Also, I wanted to use it at 2 different locations, as my parents' house has the same problem, and I can't access their wifi while in bed. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to switch between profiles, as the device's software doesn't have that feature, so I have to back up the settings, then restore the appropriate .bin file before I visit my parents (and restore the other .bin file before I leave their house).
Recently, however, it's been unreliable. Everything seems to be set up correctly and running as expected, except that I cannot connect to the internet through the device. I haven't figured out the problem, so it's currently turned off.
If you do purchase it, I suggest immediately updating the firmware. Doing so will wipe out any settings, and any backup files will be incompatible. So, don't even bother setting it up, just update the firmware and go from there.
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I have the Edimax version and I had constant disconnects when using with an old Linksys WRT54G router. I updated the firmware and even reconfigured, but still had the problem. When it worked, it was great but the disconnects were very annoying and I would have to restart the repeater every few hours to get it back up and running.
Finally I moved it to a different location (further away from 1st location) and I have had it running for weeks with no problems. Its a good unit if you can get it to work!
Btw, I think I bought it for $25 from Newegg during Black Friday 2012. So this is a pretty good deal if you need it now!
Last edited by masontrang; 05-31-2013 at 12:00 AM..
Same everyday price for the same product that the OP posted.
It does seem to be the exact same... Mostly positive reviews, all the bad ones say that it keeps disconnecting or requires a power cycle now and then. Definitely will arrive quicker from Amazon if you have prime.
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